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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926828/harnessing-cancer-cell-metabolism-for-theranostic-applications-using-metabolic-glycoengineering-of-sialic-acid-in-breast-cancer-as-a-pioneering-example
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Haitham A Badr, Dina M M AlSadek, Motawa E El-Houseini, Christopher T Saeui, Mohit P Mathew, Kevin J Yarema, Hafiz Ahmed
Abnormal cell surface display of sialic acids - a family of unusual 9-carbon sugars - is widely recognized as distinguishing feature of many types of cancer. Sialoglycans, however, typically cannot be identified with sufficiently high reproducibility and sensitivity to serve as clinically accepted biomarkers and similarly, almost all efforts to exploit cancer-specific differences in sialylation signatures for therapy remain in early stage development. In this report we provide an overview of important facets of glycosylation that contribute to cancer in general with a focus on breast cancer as an example of malignant disease characterized by aberrant sialylation...
November 25, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924638/understanding-sarcomas-and-other-rare-tumors-an-interview-with-robin-l-jones
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Robin L Jones
Robin Jones speaks to Jade Parker, Commissioning Editor: Robin Jones is a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of bone and soft tissue sarcomas and Head of the Sarcoma Unit at The Royal Marsden. He completed his medical training at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, and his oncology training at The Royal Marsden. His postgraduate research degree, with Professor Dowsett at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), evaluated potential predictive and prognostic factors in breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
December 7, 2016: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913998/immunotherapy-for-breast-cancer-past-present-and-future
#3
Alison Spellman, Shou-Ching Tang
Immunotherapy has shown promise in many solid tumors including melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer with an evolving role in breast cancer. Immunotherapy encompasses a wide range of therapies including immune checkpoint inhibition, monoclonal antibodies, bispecific antibodies, vaccinations, antibody-drug conjugates, and identifying other emerging interventions targeting the tumor microenvironment. Increasing efficacy of these treatments in breast cancer patients requires identification of better biomarkers to guide patient selection; recognizing when to initiate these therapies in multi-modality treatment plans; establishing novel assays to monitor immune-mediated responses; and creating combined systemic therapy options incorporating conventional treatments such as chemotherapy and endocrine therapy...
December 2, 2016: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909934/current-achievements-and-future-perspectives-of-metronomic-chemotherapy
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Adriana Romiti, Rosa Falcone, Michela Roberto, Paolo Marchetti
In recent years, many anticancer drugs have been tested at metronomic dosages for a variety of tumours. Mechanisms of action attributed to metronomic chemotherapy (MCT) include antiangiogenesis, immunomodulation, direct inhibition of tumour growth, effect on tumour initiating cells and the modulation of clonal evolution. An active clinical research, aimed at testing MCT in several cancers, has been conducted over the past 15 years. However, because the majority of available results come from earlier phase II studies, mainly performed in the area of breast cancer (BC), it is clear that there are areas still to be investigated...
December 1, 2016: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904700/detection-of-gene-copy-number-alterations-in-dcis-and-invasive-breast-cancer-by-qm-fish
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Aifeng Pan, Yawei Zhou, Kun Mu, Yansong Liu, Feifei Sun, Peng Li, Li Li
The exact roles of copy number alteration (CNA) in initiation, progression and immunotherapy of breast cancer and the genomic alterations behind progression from ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) to invasive carcinoma remain unknown. Quantitative multi-gene fluorescence in situ hybridization (QM-FISH) opens a possibility of large scale genomic analysis of specific deletions and amplifications with high-resolution at one cell level. We detected CNAs of 30 genes using QM-FISH and analyzed their association with clinicopathological parameters and patients' outcomes in 66 breast cancers with synchronous invasive carcinoma and DCIS...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903969/targeting-tissue-factor-as-a-novel-therapeutic-oncotarget-for-eradication-of-cancer-stem-cells-isolated-from-tumor-cell-lines-tumor-xenografts-and-patients-of-breast-lung-and-ovarian-cancer
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Zhiwei Hu, Jie Xu, Jijun Cheng, Elizabeth McMichael, Lianbo Yu, William E Carson Iii
Targeting cancer stem cell (CSC) represents a promising therapeutic approach as it can potentially fight cancer at its root. The challenge is to identify a surface therapeutic oncotarget on CSC. Tissue factor (TF) is known as a common yet specific surface target for cancer cells and tumor neovasculature in several solid cancers. However, it is unknown if TF is expressed by CSCs. Here we demonstrate that TF is constitutively expressed on CD133 positive (CD133+) or CD24-CD44+ CSCs isolated from human cancer cell lines, tumor xenografts from mice and breast tumor tissues from patients...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895501/a-fish-based-method-for-assessment-of-her-2-amplification-status-in-breast-cancer-circulating-tumor-cells-following-cellsearch-isolation
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Henrik Frithiof, Kristina Aaltonen, Lisa Rydén
INTRODUCTION: Amplification of the HER-2/neu (HER-2) proto-oncogene occurs in 10%-15% of primary breast cancer, leading to an activated HER-2 receptor, augmenting growth of cancer cells. Tumor classification is determined in primary tumor tissue and metastatic biopsies. However, malignant cells tend to alter their phenotype during disease progression. Circulating tumor cell (CTC) analysis may serve as an alternative to repeated biopsies. The Food and Drug Administration-approved CellSearch system allows determination of the HER-2 protein, but not of the HER-2 gene...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895032/molecular-pathways-receptor-ectodomain-shedding-in-treatment-resistance-and-monitoring-of-cancer
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Miles A Miller, Ryan J Sullivan, Douglas A Lauffenburger
Proteases known as sheddases cleave the extracellular domains of their substrates from the cell surface. The A Disintegrin and Metalloproteinases ADAM10 and ADAM17 are among the most prominent sheddases, being widely expressed in many tissues, frequently over-expressed in cancer, and promiscuously cleaving diverse substrates. It is increasingly clear that the proteolytic shedding of transmembrane receptors impacts pathophysiology and drug response. Receptor substrates of sheddases include the cytokine receptors TNFR1 and IL-6R; the Notch receptors; type-I and -III TGF-β receptors; receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) such as HER2, HER4, and VEGFR2; and in particular, MET and TAM-family RTKs AXL and Mer (MerTK)...
November 28, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894092/a-novel-fully-human-anti-ncl-immunornase-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer-therapy
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Chiara D'Avino, Dario Palmieri, Ashley Braddom, Nicola Zanesi, Cindy James, Sara Cole, Francesco Salvatore, Carlo M Croce, Claudia De Lorenzo
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. A new promising anti-cancer therapy involves the use of monoclonal antibodies specific for target tumor-associated antigens (TAAs). A TAA of interest for immunotherapy of Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) is nucleolin (NCL), a multifunctional protein, selectively expressed on the surface of cancer cells, which regulates the biogenesis of specific microRNAs (miRNAs) involved in tumor development and drug-resistance. We previously isolated a novel human anti-NCL scFv, called 4LB5, that is endowed with selective anti-tumor effects...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893426/sublethal-exposure-to-alpha-radiation-223ra-dichloride-enhances-various-carcinomas-sensitivity-to-lysis-by-antigen-specific-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-through-calreticulin-mediated-immunogenic-modulation
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Anthony S Malamas, Sofia R Gameiro, Karin M Knudson, James W Hodge
Radium-223 dichloride (Xofigo®; 223Ra) is an alpha-emitting radiopharmaceutical FDA-approved for the treatment of bone metastases in patients with advanced castration-resistant prostate cancer. It is also being examined clinically in patients with breast and lung carcinoma and patients with multiple myeloma. As with other forms of radiation, the aim of 223Ra is to reduce tumor burden by directly killing tumor cells. External beam (photon) and proton radiation have been shown to augment tumor sensitivity to antigen-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs)...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892665/thyroid-function-after-postoperative-radiation-therapy-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Edyta Wolny-Rokicka, Andrzej Tukiendorf, Jerzy Wydmański, Danuta Roszkowska, Bogusław Staniul, Agnieszka Zembroń-Łacny
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess thyroid function in breast cancer patients exposed to therapeutic external beam radiation. The focus was on possible progressive changes and any relationships between the incidence of primary hypothyroidism, the time required to become hypothyroid, and factors such as chemotherapy, hormonotherapy and immunotherapy. Materials and Methods: Seventy females undergoing 3D conformal and IMRT radiation therapy for breast cancers were enrolled in a non-randomized prospective study...
January 10, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873078/advances-in-decoding-breast-cancer-brain-metastasis
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Chenyu Zhang, Dihua Yu
The past decade has witnessed impressive advances in cancer treatment ushered in by targeted and immunotherapies. However, with significantly prolonged survival, upon recurrence, more patients become inflicted by brain metastasis, which is mostly refractory to all currently available therapeutic regimens. Historically, brain metastasis is an understudied area in cancer research, partly due to the dearth of appropriate experimental models that closely simulate the special biological features of metastasis in the unique brain environment and to the sophistication of techniques required to perform in-depth studies of the extremely complex and challenging brain metastasis...
November 21, 2016: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870680/liver-metastases-from-noncolorectal-malignancies-neuroendocrine-tumor-sarcoma-melanoma-breast
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Erica S Alexander, Michael C Soulen
Patients with noncolorectal hepatic metastases often face limited treatment options and a dismal prognosis. Over the last decade, the advent of targeted immunotherapies has transformed the treatment of certain metastatic cancers, such as sarcoma and melanoma; however, these patients eventually develop resistance. Metastatic sarcoma, melanoma, and breast and neuroendocrine tumors are notoriously treatment resistant once they have metastasized to the liver. For these cancers, minimally invasive transarterial and ablation therapies have emerged as safe, palliative therapies that can provide symptom control and even prolong survival...
November 2016: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855963/immunotherapy-in-breast-cancer-an-overview-of-modern-checkpoint-blockade-strategies-and-vaccines
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REVIEW
Katherine Sanchez, David Page, Heather L McArthur
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 26, 2016: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849134/developing-and-characterization-of-single-chain-variable-fragment-scfv-antibody-against-frizzled-7-fzd7-receptor
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Hamid Nickho, Vahid Younesi, Leili Aghebati-Maleki, Morteza Motallebnezhad, Jafar Majidi Zolbanin, Aliakbar Movassagh Pour, Mehdi Yousefi
Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway through Frizzled receptors has been shown to play a key role in both normal development and tumorigenesis. Overexpression of Wnt pathway genes, such as Fzd7 in several malignancies is well-documented. Therefore, targeting of Fzd7 and its ligand inhibits cancer cells proliferation metastasis. In the present study we isolated single chain variable fragments (scFvs) against Fzd7 receptor using phage display method. Semi-synthetic human naive antibody libraries (Tomlinson I + J) was employed in panning procedure to isolate specific scFv against specific peptide from extracellular domain of Fzd7 receptor...
November 16, 2016: Bioengineered
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843624/the-european-society-for-medical-oncology-magnitude-of-clinical-benefit-scale-in-daily-practice-a-single-institution-real-life-experience-at-the-medical-university-of-vienna
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Barbara Kiesewetter, Markus Raderer, Günther G Steger, Rupert Bartsch, Robert Pirker, Sabine Zöchbauer-Müller, Gerald Prager, Michael Krainer, Matthias Preusser, Manuela Schmidinger, Christoph C Zielinski
BACKGROUND: The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale (MCBS) has been designed to stratify the therapeutic benefit of a certain drug registered for the treatment of cancer. However, though internally validated, this tool has not yet been evaluated for its feasibility in the daily practice of a major center of medical oncology. METHODS: The practicability of the MCBS for advanced oncological diseases at the Clinical Division of Oncology, Medical University of Vienna, which constitutes one of the largest oncological centres in Europe, was analysed in a three-step approach...
2016: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835865/il-15-enhances-the-anti-tumor-activity-of-trastuzumab-against-breast-cancer-cells-but-causes-fatal-side-effects-in-humanized-tumor-mice-htm
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Anja K Wege, Florian Weber, Alexander Kroemer, Olaf Ortmann, Falk Nimmerjahn, Gero Brockhoff
Cancer immunotherapy has been shown to enhance established treatment regimens. We evaluated the potential reinforcing effect of IL-15 in trastuzumab treated humanized tumor mice (HTM) which were generated by concurrent transplantation of neonatal NOD-scid IL2Rγnull mice with human hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) and HER2 positive breast cancer cells (metastasizing SK-BR-3, solid tumor forming BT474). We found that trastuzumab treatment efficacy mainly depends on the immediate anti-tumorigenic cellular effect which is significantly enhanced by tumor interacting immune cells upon cotransplantion of HSC...
November 7, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832973/neutralization-of-tnf%C3%AE-in-tumor-with-a-novel-nanobody-potentiates-paclitaxel-therapy-and-inhibits-metastasis-in-breast-cancer
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Xuemei Ji, Zhengxin Peng, Xiaorui Li, Zhonghui Yan, Yue Yang, Zheng Qiao, Yu Liu
Metastatic disease is the major cause of death from cancer, and immunotherapy and chemotherapy have had limited success in reversing its progression. Researchers have suggested that inflammatory factors in the tumor environment can promote cancer invasion and metastasis, stimulating cancer progression. Thus, novel strategies that target cytokines and modulate the tumor microenvironment may emerge as important approaches for treating metastatic breast cancer. Specific neutralization of pathogenic TNF signaling using a TNFα antibody has gained increasing attention...
November 7, 2016: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831505/research-needs-in-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
F Cardoso, N Harbeck, C H Barrios, J Bergh, J Cortés, N El Saghir, P A Francis, C A Hudis, S Ohno, A H Partridge, G W Sledge, I E Smith, K A Gelmon
New research questions emerge as medical needs continue to evolve and as we improve our understanding of cancer biology and treatment of malignancies. Although significant advances have been made in some areas of breast cancer research resulting in improvements in therapies and outcomes over the last few decades, other areas have not benefited to the same degree and we continue to have many gaps in our knowledge. This article summarizes the 12 short and medium-term clinical research needs in breast cancer deemed as priorities in 2016 by a panel of experts, in an attempt to focus and accelerate future research in the most needed areas: 1) de-escalate breast cancer therapies in early breast cancer without sacrificing outcomes; 2) explore optimal adjuvant treatment durations; 3) develop better tools and strategies to identify patients with genetic predisposition; 4) improve care in young patients with breast cancer; 5) develop tools to speed up drug development in biomarker-defined populations; 6) identify and validate targets that mediate resistance to chemotherapy, endocrine therapy and anti-HER2 therapies; 7) evaluate the efficacy of local-regional treatments for metastatic disease; 8) better define the optimal sequence of treatments in the metastatic setting; 9) evaluate the clinical impact of intra-patient heterogeneity (intra-tumor, inter-tumor and inter-lesion heterogeneity); 10) better understand the biology and identify new targets in triple-negative breast cancer; 11) better understand immune surveillance in breast cancer and further develop immunotherapies; and 12) increase survivorship research efforts including supportive care and quality of life...
November 9, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831501/characterizing-cd137-upregulation-on-nk-cells-in-patients-receiving-monoclonal-antibody-therapy
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A Makkouk, V Sundaram, C Chester, S Chang, A D Colevas, J B Sunwoo, H Maecker, M Desai, H E Kohrt
BACKGROUND: In the era of personalized cancer medicine, identifying techniques for effectively matching patients to efficacious treatments is a critical step in the treatment process. The advent of anti-cancer immunotherapies necessitates novel approaches to biomarker identification beyond traditional genomic profiling. One promising approach is incorporation of nomograms into treatment decisions. Nomograms are prediction tools, based on statistical modeling, designed to predict treatment outcomes...
November 9, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
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